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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."

Anne Hunninghake, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.

R. Inman, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.

Morgan Ivy, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (3066 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·   Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

Anaïs Nin, in Happiness and Misery and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (493 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.

Anaïs Nin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.

Robert J. Oppenheimer, (on Albert Einstein), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You have to be an intellectual to believe such nonsense. No ordinary man could be such a fool.

George Orwell, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker, (when asked to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (42 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Ellen Parr, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Bill Masterson

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Blaise Pascal, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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